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March 17, 2017

Education Fact Sheet (2017)

March 16, 2017

While Haiti’s Constitution protects women from workplace discrimination as well as physical and sexual abuse, and guarantees the right to political participation, in practice women routinely face exclusion and harassment in public and private life. Women seeking political office face considerable obstacles, including patriarchal attitudes toward leadership, lack of financial support, and threats of violence and intimidation. 

March 16, 2017

Haiti is facing two energy challenges: a broken electricity sector and dependency on charcoal. The electricity sector in Haiti is among the most challenged in the region. Only about one-quarter of the population had access to electricity prior to the 2010 earthquake, and that remains the case today. Of these consumers, half were connected to the electrical grid illegally.

March 16, 2017

Inadequate and insufficient healthcare facilities have been a significant roadblock to improving poor healthcare services in Haiti for generations. According to the Ministry of Health, even before the 2010 earthquake, Haiti’s healthcare system was not able to respond to the needs for basic healthcare services. The earthquake worsened the situation, destroying 50 healthcare centers as well as the Ministry of Health building. This further limited access to healthcare for Haitians.

March 15, 2017

Democracy, Human Rights & Governance Fact Sheet (2017)